By Ultan Corcoran@UltanCorcoran

Pokal round-up: Augsburg stunned by Unterhaching, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Wolfsburg and others advance

The newly promoted 3.Liga side defeated Augsburg 2-0 to dump Maassen's men out of the Pokal. Elsewhere, Wolfsburg and Frankfurt enjoyed thumping wins over fifth-tier opposition.
Unterhaching 2 – Augsburg 0
Mathias Fetsch gave the newly promoted 3.Liga outfit a shock lead on 27 minutes. The striker controlled beautifully with his chest and fired beyond Augsburg’s new shot-stopper Finn Dahmen. The Bundesliga side had more than enough experience in their starting line-up. Demirovic, Dorsch, Vargas, and Michel to name a few, but failed to register more than three shots on target as the clock ticked into injury time. A late counterattack from Boipelo Machigo made it 2-0 which secured the cup upset of the day. Unterhaching knock out Enrico Maassen’s Augsburg out in the Pokal’s first-round.

Eintracht Frankfurt 6 – Lok Leipzig 0
It took Frankfurt 36 minutes to finally break down Lok Leipzig’s teak tough defence. Who other than Randal Kolo Muani popped up with a strike that was too hot to handle for Isa Dogan. Frankfurt hit a quickfire double either side of the hour mark - The first created by Lindstrøm who picked out Götze, while Aurélio Buta unselfishly squared for Omar Marmoush who converted for 3-0. As the game entered the final 20 minutes, pyrotechnics and firecrackers brought a halt to the game. Arbiter Michael Bacher led the teams to the dressing rooms momentarily. Play eventually resumed and Dina Ebimbe found Frankfurt’s fourth goal in the 73rd minute. New signing, Jessic Ngankam struck twice off the bench. ‘Die Adler’ would advance on a 7-0 scoreline when Ebimbe added his second of the afternoon.

SC Freiburg 2 – Oberachern 0
Oberachern thought they had made an early breakthrough on 13 minutes when Marvin Ludwig’s header hit the net. The fifth-tier side’s celebrations would be cut short by the offside flag. Atobolu’s left upright would come to Freiburg’s rescue before the half hour mark. Ludwig’s fiercely struck free kick thundering away from goal. Freiburg dominated possession thereafter, but it remained scoreless at the break. On the hour mark, Freiburg finally took the lead through Christian Günter. The Breisgau side’s skipper drilling his effort inside the bottom right post. Roland Sallai would put the fifth-tier side’s dream of an upset to bed as the Hungarian put Freiburg 2-0 up.

Makkabi Berlin 0 – Wolfsburg 6
New signing Joachim Mæhle was thrusted straight into the action as Wolfsburg took on Makkabi Berlin. It would be Mæhle’s Danish compatriot, Jonas Wind, who had a hand in both goals inside the opening 10 minutes. His first initial strike fell into the path of Lukas Nmecha, while Wind picked the pockets of Makkabi goalkeeper Krause and finish to the empty net. Having arrived from Stuttgart over summer, Tiago Tomas got off the mark and left Wolfsburg 3-0 to the good on 53 minutes. ‘Die Wolfe’ would add a fourth through Gerhardt who followed up with a deftly chipped finish. Substitute Ridle Baku made it a five-star performance when he beat Krause at the near post. It would finish 6-0 in the end, as Tomas bagged his brace late on.

Rot-Weiss Koblenz 0 – Kaiserslautern 5
Kaiserslautern broke the deadlock just before the 20th minute. Union Berlin loanee, Tymoteusz Puchacz squared for Terrence Boyd to tap in from six yards. Julian Niehues doubled the ‘Roten Teufel’ lead on 35 minutes. Former Dortmund prospect, Tobi Raschl, picked out the midfielder who volleyed home from the corner. Lightning would strike twice for Raschl before the break. His second corner found the head of Tomiak to make it 3-0 before the interval. Tomiak would win Kaiserslautern a penalty in the second half – Redondo unwavering from the spot. Terrence Boyd added the finishing touches with a powerful header as Kaiserslautern ran out comfortable 5-0 victors.

FV Illertissen 1 – Düsseldorf 3
It took Düsseldorf all of three minutes to take the ascendency. Felix Klaus cross hitting Frisorger who could do little to prevent the own goal. Extremely adverse weather conditions which included heavy rain and hail put a stop to proceedings on 15 minutes. A ten-minute delay ensued before the play resumed. Klaus would provide again in the 27th minute – Vincent Vermeij latching onto ex-Wolfsburg player’s delivery. Frisorger would make amends for his earlier error when he reduced the deficit from a 41st minute corner. While it was a close fought second half, Christos Tzolis’ injury time strike cemented a 3-1 win for Düsseldorf.

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